Welcome to the Roberti Community House!

Encouraging the best in ourselves, our neighbors, our community.

The Roberti Community House (RCH) is a 501(c)3 non profit organization located at 919 8th Street in Waukegan, Illinois. The RCH is intended to be a gathering place, a safe haven, where neighbors of all ages can come together to develop and share their skills and talents and celebrate their successes.

We started one of our earliest programs, the Junior Green Youth Farm, by knocking on doors, introducing ourselves to families in the neighborhood, and inviting their children to help us farm the raised beds at the back of the house. We’re still trying to differentiate the plants from the weeds – but we’re getting much better! Learning together, growing together and supporting one another form the cornerstones of the community house.

We are steadily evolving – joined by new partners, introducing new programs and expanding others. For instance, one cooking class has now increased to three and our after-school programming has expanded to two afternoons a week and has led to a lending library as well as a summer reading program.

A dedicated and creative group of volunteers facilitate all of our programs. Their enormous talents have been a major factor in our success. As a non-profit organization our needs are many and we rely on the generous support of volunteers and donors. We’d love to have you join us – please drop by the community house, see our programs, and meet our neighbors!

In our current edition of The Scoop, read all about our adventures during the last few months!
Read The Scoop – Spring 2016

In addition, you can find pictures of our numerous activities on Facebook – we hope you’ll like us!

Roberti Community House added 2 new photos.

Today we made turkey pot pie with lots of veggies, mashed potatoes and strawberry Pie Good "comfort food" for a cold, winter Wednesday. Lots of peeling and chopping to do, as we visit and welcome in the New Year!
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Today we made turkey pot pie with lots of veggies,  mashed potatoes and strawberry Pie  Good comfort food for a cold, winter Wednesday. Lots of peeling and chopping to do, as we visit and welcome in the New Year!

Roberti Community House added 8 new photos.

Our after school program is open and in full swing. Please join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5:30 for a hearty snack, homework support, yoga and fun.
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Our after school program is open and in full swing.  Please join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5:30 for a hearty snack,  homework support, yoga and fun.

Roberti Community House added 3 new photos.

Our Junior Chefs prepared a meal that was over the top delicious! They made various dipping sauces to complement their fresh baked chicken fingers. The sweet and sour apricot sauce tied with the honey mustard for first place. They also baked muffins and then made peanut butter nugget balls that were rolled in corn flakes and coconut. A yummy treat that everyone agreed we will have to make again!
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Our Junior Chefs prepared a meal  that was over the top delicious!  They made various dipping sauces to complement their fresh baked chicken fingers.  The sweet and sour apricot sauce tied with the honey mustard for first place.  They also baked muffins and then made peanut butter nugget balls that were rolled in corn flakes and coconut.  A yummy treat that everyone agreed we will have to make again!

Roberti Community House added 8 new photos.

Hanging out together during winter break.
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Hanging out together during winter break.

Roberti Community House added 3 new photos.

Our youth program learned about other holidays being celebrated this time of year. They were treated to some Hanukkah history, treats and games. Everyone loved winning chocolate coins in the dreidel game!
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Our youth program learned about other holidays being celebrated this time of year. They were treated to some Hanukkah history, treats and games. Everyone loved winning chocolate coins in the dreidel game!